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Dr. Rockefeller F. Cooper II is a Liberian by nationality. In 1998, he started his post-secondary education at the then Cuttington University College (C.U.C.), located in Suacoco, Bong County as a biology major. Three year later, he transferred to the Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University (AAMU) where he obtained his Bachelor’s (Bsc.) in Biology (Pre-med) on May 10, 2003, followed by his first Master’s in Biology with emphasis in Microbiology in July of 2006.

In 2007, almost a year after the mysterious death of his mother, a young and determined Rockefeller saw this not only as an era of sadness but also as a catalyst to support his drive and desire to not only become a medical doctor but one with a strong background in the Forensic Medicine. With this mind set, he enrolled and began his medical studies on the Island of St. Eustatius at the St. Eustatius School of Medicine for a semester and then transferred to the Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSM) located on the Island of St. Kitts for the rest of his program.

Whiles undergoing his medical training, he concurrently began his studies in Forensic Science with a concentration in death investigation via the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. On August 13, 2013; Dr. Cooper obtained his second Master’s degree in Pharmacy with a concentration in forensic science which was preceded by a Graduate-level Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation obtained at the same university. On May 3, 2015, came the day long waited for; his degree of Doctorate in Medicine was confirmed upon him.

Since post-grad, Dr. Cooper has had several affiliations with medical examiner’s offices in the United States when he trained in conducting forensic post-mortem examination and autopsy protocol. Membership wise, he is a:

  • Fellow with the Int’l Assoc. of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IAC&ME)- Post mortem
  • Associate Member with the Int’l Association of Identification- Bloodstain Analysis

  • North Western Assoc. of Forensic Science (NWAFS)- Member

  • Nebraska Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS)- Affiliate

 

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